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“A Soviet archeological expedition was engaged in excavations in Kiev, at a site on Reitarskaya Street. They made a discovery that was to be kept secret by the Soviet Union for 40 years. Those involved in the discovery are fearful even today to reveal their names. One of them reluctantly talked to a Kiev newspaper in 1993. He said that the archeologists found a burial vault at a depth of 16 feet that contained a massive chest. Inside the chest the archeologists found 500 books, written in Arabic, Greek, Sanskrit and Slavic languages.
“The books contained drawings: constructions of orbital stations, hangars for spaceships, and scenes from something like Star Wars. The books also contained the original manuscript, Slovo o polku Igoreve, about the exploits of ancient Prince Ivor, written by chronicler Pyotr Borislavovich. The MVD (secret police) arrived within hours, placed the findings in three covered trucks, and took them away. The archeologists were warned to keep silent about the whole episode. They did, until 1993 when a report appeared in Dzhentry newspaper (Issue #5) in Vladivostok.” (3)
This Newspaper was run by Alexander Rempel.
The Russian UFOlogy Research Center has been trying to find the whereabouts of the well-known researcher from Vladivostok, Alexander Rempel............Perhaps he found out too much; there has been no news of him since the end of 1994. His newspaper "Dzhentry" is no longer being published.
Originally posted by Heliocentric
Let me tell you how improbable this is. If this was a dig led by professional archeologists, they would never (not even in the 60's Soviet Union) let a bunch of soldiers poke around inside a highly important tomb (which a tomb containing a sarcophagus would be). Those soldiers (if their presence were necessary) would be posted outside the tomb guarding the site.
Originally posted by Heliocentric
Thumbs up to the OP, every possible lead to a possible proof of present or ancient extra-terrestial presence on Earth needs to be aired and studied.
Nevertheless, this story kind of smells like a hybrid between Raiders of the Lost Arc and the Dropa-stones story (which - when you follow up on names, dates, etc leads nowhere), which is why I'm very skeptical to its authenticity.
I should mention that I am a professional archaeologist, specialized in classic archaeology of the Levant, but with some experience of Egyptian archaeology from my years as a student - notably a dig in Memphis.
Of course, every bit of info in this documentary should be verified and traced to its source, although not by me. I simply want to throw in a few observations from the film purportedly showing the opening of the sarcophagus.
First of all, the film (which is way too dramatic for my taste, but that's just me) shows two apparently Russian (Soviet) soldiers lifting the lid of a Sarcophagus.
Let me tell you how improbable this is. If this was a dig led by professional archeologists, they would never (not even in the 60's Soviet Union) let a bunch of soldiers poke around inside a highly important tomb (which a tomb containing a sarcophagus would be). Those soldiers (if their presence were necessary) would be posted outside the tomb guarding the site. Qualified archaeologists, assistants or trusted workers would be the only ones inside digging, documenting or actually touching artefacts in the tomb.
Soldiers would NOT be the one lifting the lid of the sarcophagus. Please realize the importance of this moment for a dedicated archaeologist. Only the most trusted assistants of the Professor would be designated for this task, and the Professor of the dig would be leading the operation, insisting on extreme caution and care.
It is highly unlikely that the sarcophagus would be opened on the spot, in the tomb. If transportable, it would be extracted from the tomb and - after much study and preparation - opened at a facility convenient for this type of scientific work.
The sarcophagus itself seems to be of stone, and is anthropoid (human shaped). This is what people with little knowledge of Egyptian history think sarcophagi generally looked like, but anthropoid coffins only became fashionable during the New Kingdom (1550 to 1069 BC.). Before that, most sarcophagi were rectangular coffins. Did I get it wrong, or wasn't this tomb supposed to be 10 500 years old? So what is a typical New Dynasty sarcophagus doing in such an old tomb?
Sarcophagi of this stature were always sealed, in general with plaster. In order to open it, you would have to put some work into it, not just simply lift the lid off (which they do with ease by the way, even though a stone lid of this size should be quite heavy). Otherwise, how could that so called 'gas' be contained in the coffin for more than 10 000 years?
I could probably come up with a few more things that does not look right from my point of view, but you get the picture. There is so much to be amazed at in Egyptology, if this would turn out to be a fraud, there's still lots to work with, in order to understand our sometimes mysterious past.
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were sued by an Egyptology student for allegedly stealing the storyline as the student had submitted the story to them about ten years before the movie was made (they "rejected" the story at the time). The plaintiff had a respected Egyptologist from Johns Hopkins University vouch for him, since he had put his own theories into the story. The only differences between the story and the movie are slight name variations. The issue was finally settled out of court.
Originally posted by zorgon
For thirty years I have been looking through Egyptian art looking for a particular staff that I believe to be related to acoustic levitation
I had this before...
Well today I found it after all these years
When I found this video I was expecting the other KGB UFO files. Now I will have to check my CD set and see what else is on there. This story on the Russian Egyptian connection took me completely by surprise. Looks like I will be busy the next few months